Family History Collections & Resources

A full list of resources is available at the Burns Monument Centre. These include -

• Census Returns 1841-1911

• Old Parish Registers 1553-1854

• Statutory Register -

Register of Births 1855-current

Register of Deaths 1855-current

Register of Divorces 1984-current

Register of Marriages 1855-current

Register of Correction, etc 1855-current

Register of Civil Partnerships 2005-current

• Wills and Testaments 1513-1901

• Historical archives relating to East Ayrshire, including –

     - Kirk Session records

     - Poor Relief records

     - Council records

     - Business records

     - Burial records

     - Valuation Rolls

• Monumental inscriptions for many cemeteries in Ayrshire

• Ayrshire newspapers from 1834

• Trade Directories

We have a spacious PC Room where our digitised and microfilmed resources are accessed. Our Research Room provides a comfortable space to consult local history and archive material. There is a small Coffee Room for refreshments and lockers are also available.

Our trained staff are on hand to help visitors wishing to trace their roots. If you are coming from a distance it is advisable to contact the Centre in advance to book time with a member of staff.

Tel: 01563 576695 or 576696


Access to Archives by appointment – please contact Ayrshire Archives on or 01292 521819.